A family of hikers stops to explore a lake in a mountain wilderness park.


Our planet’s resources and biodiversity are under severe pressure, but the good news is that we know what to do.

Our natural resources are under threat because of the way we produce, consume, and extract the things we need for our daily lives: things like energy, food, water, metals, and minerals.

We are putting undue strain on the planet. But it’s not too late to turn things around.

We know what needs to be done—and we know we need to do it together.

By conducting ground-breaking freshwater research at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area, advising mineral-rich governments on responsible mining practices, and supporting sustainable agriculture, IISD works to conserve and protect the world’s most valuable assets.